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Foreign Policy

Name:

Foreign vs. Domestic. Read each example and select the correct word to fill in the blank.
1. Americans often refer to a country that is not
the United States as a __________ country
domestic
foreign
2. A language that is not English and comes from
a country outside the United States is called a
___________ language.

3. Someone who is really good at


chores and maintaining a home might
be described as a __________ person.
domestic
foreign
4. If you get on an airplane and take a flight that
doesnt leave the country it is called a ________
flight.

domestic

domestic

foreign

foreign

Looking at the examples you answered above, complete the following definitions and draw a symbol that
represents the term to you in each box.
Foreign refers to things that
happen ____________________ of
the United States.

Domestic refers to things that


happen ____________________ of
the United States.

Which is which? Read each example below and decide if it is a domestic policyaddresses issues at
homeor a foreign policyaddresses issues around the world. Label each with a D or and F.
_____ 1. The government wants to make sure
students are learning what they should
be, so it requires standardized testing in
certain grades.
_____ 2. The government operates national parks
in different parts of the country.

_____ 6. The United States is attacked, and the


President, in his role as Commander-inChief, calls on the U.S. military to
defend the U.S. by attacking the other
country.

_____ 7. The government decides how much


money Americans must pay in federal
_____ 3. The United States is allied with countries
taxes.
around the world, which means they are
partners and look out for each others
_____ 8. The government makes an agreement
interests.
with specific countries that none of them
will attack each other.
_____ 4. The United States provides help to other
countries when natural disasters, like
_____ 9. The government cleans up land and
earthquakes, occur.
water areas that are severely polluted.
_____ 5. The countries of the world meet to
decide how to handle climate change,
and the United States plays
a role in the talks.

_____ 10. The government enforces federal laws


and sends convicted criminals to jail.

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Foreign Policy

Name:

U.S. Foreign Policy


Definition:
Main Goals

1)

Key Players:

2)
3)

Foreign Aid
Definition:

Main Goals

Military
Definition:

Forms

Main Goals

Active Groups

1)

1)

2)

2)

3)

3)
4)

Treaties
Definition:
Who is involved?

Example:

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Foreign Policy

Name:

Who does what? The Constitution, the rulebook for the government, says who has which foreign policy
powers. Using your notes, see if you can figure out who is responsible for which power and write them in
the correct places in the chart bellows.
Negotiates and signs

2/3s of the Senate must approve

Makes recommendations on and


signs or vetoes bills into law.

As Commander-in-Chief, can send


troops around the world

Writes and passes bills

Declares war

Foreign Aid

Military

Treaties

President

Congress

What do you think? Read the questions below carefully and check the answer that best reflects your
opinion.
1. Who do you think has the most difficult job
when it comes to foreign policy?
President
Congress
2. Why do you think the writers of the
Constitution gave Congress a voice in most
foreign policy decisions?
so the President can make decisions on
his own and not listen to Congress

Why? List two reasons that you think that


branch has the hardest job when it comes
to foreign policy.
1)

2)

to make it really difficult for our country


to respond in a war
to make sure that not just one person had
all the power in making these important
decisions, like whether or not to go to
war
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